Whether your dream is to advance the field of avionics, design clean energy wind farms, or create new assistive technology so people can live more active lives, St. Ambrose has a program that can make your dream reality.

Our graduates work at ExxonMobil, Ford Motor Company, Genesis Health System, NASA, Boeing Charleston, Deere & Company, Land O'Lakes, and others.

Read more about our programs:

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Ambrose Advantages

  • Research and Design Experience
  • Small Classes and Caring Faculty
  • State-of-the-art Lab Facilities

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Engineering at SAU emphasizes critical thinking and communication skills. Mix that with our strong foundation in the liberal arts, high academic and professional standards, out-of-classroom experiences, and faculty who are focused on you, and you graduate with all the skills you need to succeed.


Program Educational Objectives

Students are educated through a carefully engineered curriculum that includes proven engineering design knowledge, an ability to solve real problems, the development of thinking, writing, and presentation skills, exposure to modern computer technologies, an understanding of spatial relationships, and a breadth of general education.

Industrial and/or Mechanical Engineering graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate their success through leadership roles.
  2. Advance their expertise through professional practice or graduate education.
  3. Investigate, define, communicate, defend and implement solutions to complex problems.
  4. Enrich their lives and the lives of others

Mohamad El-Zein, PhD, Professor and Chair

Andrew Lutz, PhD, Asst. Professor
Robert Mitchell, PhD, Professor
Michael Opar, PhD, Professor
Mohammad Rahdar, PhD, Asst. Professor
Rebecca Romatoski, PhD, Asst. Professor
Yingxiao Song, PhD, Lab Instructor
Susa Stonedahl, PhD, Assoc. Professor

Tom Helms '16

Tom loves the constant challenge and evolving nature of engineering. At SAU, we provided the academic rigor and support that helped him thrive. It was a hands-on education in our engineering labs and in local firms, and we pushed Tom to use his growing skills to help a child communicate. His education had a direct impact on his future because we let Tom explore his potential in the world.

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Mohamad El-Zein, PhD

Engineering and Physics Department
Hayes Hall 215
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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